Sunday, February 20, 2011

New Operation:Endgame Review

A couple of days ago, i found this new review about Operation: Endgame! It was posted on The writer of the article mentions Emilie and the other girls of the movie (Maggie Q and Odette Yustman) so i decided to post it here! You can check it out bellow:

Stars: Adam Scott, Beth Grant, Brandon T. Jackson, Ellen Barkin, Emilie de Ravin, Jeffery Tambor, Joe Anderson, Maggie Q, Odette Yustman, Rob Corddry, Ving Rhames, Zack Galifianakis | Written by Sam Levinson, from a screenplay by Brian Watanabe | Directed by Fouad Mikati
Hidden miles beneath Los Angeles lies the Factory, the headquarters of an elite team of assassins on the government payroll headed by a man only known as the Devil (Tambor). Split into two teams – Alpha and Omega – each team is evenly matched with each member having his or her counterpart. Taking their names from the tarot cards, the Fool (Anderson) becomes the latest recruit to the Factory.
However on his first day at ‘work’, the Fool finds himself thrown into the middle of  “Endgame” – a special lockdown and self destruct procedure – when the Devil is assassinated by an unknown assailant. With only an hour before the Factory blows up, the Fool must find a way to escape both the impending explosion and his fellow assassins, all of whom have their orders – terminate each other on sight!
Operation: Endgame is yet another one of those “out-of-left-field” movie that appears out of nowhere as if by magic and totally takes you by surprise – in a good way! Filled with familiar faces, including an ageing Ellen Barkin, funny men Jeffrey Tambor, Zack Galifianakis and Rob Corddry, bad-ass Ving Rhames and the gorgeous Maggie Q (pre-Nikita), the film is an almost perfect mix of action and comedy in the style of the 80’s greats – and it doesn’t skimp on the gore either! Yes, whilst the film has a really funny script – especially when it comes to Rob Corddry’s perpetually drunk assassin Chariot who spews forth insults in an almost Shakesperian manner – it is also FULL of gory fight sequences: throat gouging via staple remover, people sliced up with a guillotine blade, a table leg to the head; just your typical, everyday office equipment used for nefarious purposes (just be careful it doesn’t give you ideas).
Of the cast Rob Corddry is the standout, even more so than the Operation: Endgame’s “hero” – the Fool – as is Ellen Barkin, who brings a sultry dominatrix edge to her performance as leader of the Alpha team of assassins, and of course there’s plenty of eye candy: Emilie de Ravin, Maggie Q and Odette Yustman, of which Q is the highlight, once again managing to balance sexiness with complete badass-ery (for want of a better word) as she does on the CW’s Nikita.
Operation: Endgame is a great movie, if you’re an action movie fan you’ll find a lot to love about the film and whilst it’s not perfect it is miles better than the majority of the DTV action movie dross that clutters up the shelves of DVD retailers across the country. A definite must-see in my opinion.

This review was writen because the movie is now available on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK!

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